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Jeffrey Ian Pollack, Film Director, Dies At Age 54

A younger presence in the film industry was taken from the world recently, and while most people might not recognize his name, his work might sound a bit more familiar. Jeffrey Ian Pollack died at the age of 54, and was a presence in African American cinema in the early 90s, but has not been seen much seen since then. …

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Olivia de Havilland Mourns The Loss Of Her Sister, Joan Fontaine

Olivia de Havilland and her sister, Joan Fontaine, were both incredibly popular and well-received actresses during their time in the era of classic Hollywood. However, the two of them had a lifelong feud and were very competitive with one another. Their lifelong feud as acting sisters ended over the weekend, when Joan Fontaine passed away in her home in Carmel, …

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Vin Diesel Visits With Paul Walker’s Family For Support

Everyone involved with the Fast And Furious movies have been mourning Paul Walker over the past week, and getting through it in different ways. As the 7th film was currently in production and the cast has all been together for such a long time, it has been very hard on the cast. Vin Diesel was especially hurt by the death …

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Dwayne Johnson Mourns Paul Walker, They Bonded Over Fatherhood

As everyone is probably aware of by now, Paul Walker died on Sunday. As is the case when a celebrity like that suffers a tragic death, many fans have been mourning, as well as all of his co-stars in the Fast And Furious series, who have spoken out about how good of a friend he was. Dwayne Johnson is the …

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James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith Tribute Planned

America saw quite a few celebrity deaths in 2013, and a few of them will be honored in a special tribute during the 2013 Emmys. James Gandolfini and Cory Monteith are two of the five individuals who will receive the special memorial. From the Emmy Awards website: This year’s Emmy Awards will feature the traditional In Memoriam segment that has …

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Doink the Clown Dead – Cause Unknown

From 1992 to 1996, Matt Osborne put on the white makeup, the green wig, and one of the most recognizable sets of wrestling tights you’ll ever lay eyes on. He plied his trade in the World Wrestling Federation (predecessor to the WWE) as Doink the Clown. He started out just working the crowd ringside, not actually jumping in the ring …

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Amy Winehouse: Did Bulimia Cause Her Death?

Amy Winehouse was mourned by many when she passed away nearly two years ago; the young singer had famously battled drugs and alcohol, and though it wasn’t exactly a secret, fans and family grieved the loss of such a bright talent. Now, however, her brother Alex says that substance abuse was just one issue his sister dealt with. Since the …

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Peter Banks Dies; Yes Guitarist was 65

Peter Banks, the original guitarist for the rock band Yes, has died at the age of 65. According to a BBC report, the English guitarist was found in his home on March 8, apparently dead from heart failure. Banks, along with Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Tony Kaye, and Bill Bruford founded the progressive rock act Yes. The band is often …

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Willy Switkes Dies; Character Actor Was 83

Willy Switkes, a character actor who had minor roles on-screen in the 80s, has died at the age of 83. According to an Associated Press report, Switkes died of colon cancer on March 7, 2013 at a hospice in Rockville, Maryland. Switkes most memorable roles, according to the report, are his unidentified characters in movies such as Tootsie and Taxi …

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Alvin Lee Dies; Guitarist Was 68

Guitarist Alvin Lee, most famous for playing lead guitar and singing with the band Ten Years After, has died. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Lee died in Spain on Wednesday, March 6 due to complications from routine surgery. Lee learned to play guitar as a teenager and formed Ten Years After in 1966. The band found success in …

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‘Paul Bearer’ Dies; Wrestling Star Was 58

Paul Bearer, born as William Moody, has died at the age of 58. Though the cause of Bearer’s death is unknown, TMZ is reporting that he had suffered from health problems related to his obesity and gallbladder for years. Bearer made a name for himself in WWE (then WWF) wrestling as the manager of The Undertaker, and sometimes Undertaker’s “brother,” …

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Bobby Rogers Dies, Motown Singer Was 73

Soul singer Robert “Bobby” Rogers has died. The singer was a founding member of The Miracles, the first group signed to Motown Records. Reuters is reporting that Rogers had been sick for some time. He died at his home near Detroit on Sunday, March 3 at the age of 73. The Miracles were formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson. The …

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